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355 Spider-where's my battery?

Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by benedict, Nov 22, 2003.

  1. benedict

    benedict Formula Junior

    Nov 6, 2003
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    Battery died. Before I start ripping up the whole car, can someone tell me where my battery is located? Manual says "on the right side of luggage compartment but me and my buddy can't locate it. Thanks

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  3. 355f

    355f Formula Junior

    Nov 1, 2003
    You need to jack the car up and take off the front drivers side wheel.

    Forward of the wheel arch remove the four screws that hold the panel in place, battery is behind there located with one bolt holding it in- normally rusted up!
  4. Sloan83qv

    Sloan83qv F1 Rookie

    Mar 8, 2001
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    Little Dave M.
    Passenger side front wheel well.
  5. wax

    wax Five Time F1 World Champ
    Lifetime Rossa

    Jul 20, 2003
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    Dirty Harry
    To this end, I also recall something about battery recommendations on the old board - I believe moreso than any other brand, Optima was praised early and often.

    Now, before you run out and replace your battery based on my testimony, find out from those who actually own Ferrari's which is best. Their testimonials are what counts. Some ignitions need Orange top batteries, others need Red top, due to reverse terminals, etc.

    Just another reason why interested, but non-Ferrari-owners should be on F-C, to learn about what they'll eventually getting in to.
  6. ART360

    ART360 Guest

    Before you replace the battery, check the fluid.

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  8. benedict

    benedict Formula Junior

    Nov 6, 2003
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    It's amazing that the manual says the battery is in the luggage compartment, one guy says the drivers side wheel well, another says the passenger side wheel well and the dealer just told me its on the right side of the engine compartment. Why so much confusion? :)

  9. mac59

    mac59 Rookie

    Nov 15, 2003
    The problem is room. The battery is on the passinger side front. To get to it just take off the front tire and enter the panel towards the front.
    If you need a quick jump, it can be done from the engine area. Just remove the passinger side cover plate. Under it is a plastic cover with a cross on it. That will be your positive, the negative is the bolt to the left facing.

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